Gear

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by These Salomon shoes handled the endless rocks, roots and rebar of the Appalachian Trail like a hero. At first they...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

I'm surprised no one had ramped up the outdoors cred of the omnipresent foam clogs until now, but I'm glad Oboz jumped on it. This Montana-based company has crushed it...

Aug 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI.  You can find their array of quality women's clothing Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Zip-T MSRP: $100 REI Co-op Screeline...

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Each year (sometimes twice a year if we're feeling froggy) The Trek hits up Outdoor Retailer, the industry's largest trade show. This semiannual event showcases new gear, major industry players,

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
5 Pairs Of Women’s Hiking Pants That Don’t Totally Suck

5 Pairs Of Women’s Hiking Pants That Don’t Totally Suck

Behold! A list of carefully selected hiking pants for us ladies that don't absolutely suck. If you're a female, you know the struggle of finding hiking pants that aren't hideous,...

Jul 24, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

I should start with an apology for the long delay in writing this post. We typically try to get the survey results out before the next class of thru-hikers begins,...

Jul 23, 2018 : Mariposa
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off...

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I thru-hiked...

Apr 2, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Below is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if...

Mar 1, 2018 : Brandon Chase
What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank account,...

Feb 27, 2018 : Amanda Johnson